Work In Progress

From new ideas and innovations to upcoming events, find insights, details, and inspirations below, as well as on our Twitter and Instagram accounts!

GlobalShop Booth Set Up

12:00 am, March 31, 2014

Amuneal's Globalshop Booth is an incredible example of the sort of amazing talent and cohesive energy of the Amuneal team.

An Amuneal Employee finishing up some last touches on the booth.

Moments like this make us thankful for how lucky we are to be surrounded by such a dedicated and generative group of individuals.

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Custom Metal Jewelry Display Case

12:00 am, February 3, 2014

Custom metal jewelry display case--to be finished, with glass panels to be installed.

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Steel Accordion Doors

12:00 am, January 31, 2014

Newly constructed custom steel accordion-style doors.  These doors--a set of two--are incredibly enough the smaller of the two. Currently in construction, pictures of the second set to be posted soon.

The accordion doors fully open.

A close-up of the welded solid steel hinges.

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Solid Steel Logo

12:00 am, January 11, 2014

A few custom-made prototypes that we just finished up, with custom patinas to match.

Until recently, producing this type of product would require us to first make a cast.  However, with our new 4-axis CNC machine, we were able to carve these from solid steel.

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Found and Fabricated in Amuneal's New Spray Booth

12:00 am, January 8, 2014

Found metal bases, and fabricated wooden tabletops all getting a warm white coat in Amuneal's new spray booth.

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Carved Metal Architectural Panel

12:00 am, January 4, 2014

Detail shot of the first large-scale architectural piece made on our CNC machine--a custom panel carved out of solid metal.

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CNC Shaved Base

12:00 am, December 16, 2013

A metal chair base from start to finish--carved on the 4-axis CNC

A shape beginning to emerge from the metal

Finally, finished and mirror-polished

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CNC Custom Engraving

12:00 am, December 9, 2013

Intricate metal engravings now possible on our new 4-axis CNC

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Laser Cut Sign for American Street Showroom

12:00 am, December 7, 2013

New sign for our American Street Showroom--composed of dozens of laser-cut steel slats.

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Fore!

12:00 am, August 24, 2012

 

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Another gorgeous vintage finding: a set of early 1900's golf clubs. These shafts are possibly made of ash, hazel or hickory wood. Their irons, formerly smooth and wooden, were eventually designed with grooves that enables more backspin on a ball, resulting in more distance. Beautifully aged, the wood glows, detailed with thin leather-wrapped connecting shafts.

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We are endlessly inspired by these materials that have been utilized for ages..

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Amuneal Park Design (in-house) Competition

12:00 am, August 6, 2012

This month, one of our engineers, James Sanderson, introduced the idea to improve Amuneal's outdoor lunchbreak area with an in-house competition.  Located towards the northwest side of the building, it boarders on the front parking lot, gets a ton of sun and is in dire need of some green.  Our entries are due in next week, each considering volunteer construction, materials and budget, safety, and durability. We're excited to be making this communal space more welcoming and see what develops!

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Inspired Brass Weights

12:00 am, May 29, 2012

Brass Weights

Inspired by vintage brass weights seen here in our Philadelphia office, these were machined from solid brass and given a warm patina for a touch of age, without looking too worn.

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Beauty in rust.

12:00 am, April 27, 2012

Machine

 

We came upon this find near the small town of Ashfield, Ma, humbly nestled on the front porch of what seemed to be a milling-machine shop. The grey afternoon, intermittent with rain, allowed the brilliant colors of this well-rusted machine to glow brightly, and coaxed us to stop the car to take a closer look.

Machine detail

The machine, stamped with "Pratt, Whitney & Co.," is wrapped in crackling burnt siennas, reds and oranges of age-old rust, contrasting the bright sea-green patina of a single copper handle.

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Amuneal Goes Hollywood For A Day

12:00 am, January 28, 2011

Yesterday, in addition to dealing with 12” of snow, Amuneal served as a location for the filming of a new television commercial for American Heritage Credit Union. The shoot, which lasted about 12 hours and involved a crew of 20, followed the process of manufacturing a custom sign for the financial institution.

Beginning with 3D engineering models and then moving on to Amuneal’s laser-cutting system, grinding, welding, mirror polishing, and final assembly the shoot documented the skill and teamwork displayed by Amuneal’s team of fabricators as a metaphor for the teamwork that American Heritage demonstrates on behalf of their clients.

Everyone here seemed to have a great time and the film crew was genuinely impressed by the depth of process knowledge, skill, and generosity displayed in their interactions with our team. In the end the client was so happy with the sign itself that they are now looking at introducing them into their new and existing branches!

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Unexpected Find

12:00 am, June 14, 2010

In a recent trip to a job site in New York City we stumbled across an amazing wall constructed of hundreds of cookie tins. A completely unexpected, yet incredibly gorgeous find!

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Child's Play

12:00 am, May 20, 2010

Starting with over-sized industrial pipe, fittings and custom fabricated components we are in the process of fabricating an amazing feature for a new playground project. The scale of these simple forms and the geometry of the configuration makes them instantly engaging... why didn't they have these when we were kids?!?!

      

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What's New is Old Again

12:00 am, May 20, 2010

We spend a lot of our time working with materials, textures and finishes so that we can be in control over the final appearance of our products. This detail shot is of a mechanism that we made today for one of our Clients... fabricated today to appear as though they've always had it.

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Artistic Expression

12:00 am, May 13, 2010

Always looking for new ways to work with our materials, this is an example of a metal tatoo process that we have been developing. This sample highlights the delicate and freehand nature of a process that can be both spontaneous and perminant... like a tatoo...

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A Booth Grows at Amuneal

12:00 am, February 26, 2010

Each year we have the challenge and the pleasure of communicating the soul of Amuneal through the creation of our tradeshow installations. This year our team has carefully and thoughtfully "grown" 1000 sculptured flowers to create what we hope will be our most memorable display yet. Hope to see you at Globalshop and ICFF!

 

 

 

 

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Casting

12:00 am, January 11, 2010

We are constantly experimenting with new finishes and textures. This is a great one… that didn’t make it into the job. Our Customer described a surface quality that felt cast and porous; we developed a finish that produced this texture from a standard sheet or plate of material. Even the ones that don’t make it can serve as future inspiration.

Kikowski texture

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Desk Envy

12:00 am, January 8, 2010

During a recent trip to the highpoint furniture market in North Carolina the most inspiring piece of furniture that I saw was in the lobby of a new boutique hotel. This bronze monolithic desk was installed through a stone wall and cantilevered for more than 12 feet. Really nice!

Reception desk

Reception desk detail

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Inspirations from our childhood

12:00 am, January 5, 2010

We worked with one of our clients to explore different materials and processes to create a 17’ long monumental screen. Inspired by the random madness of the game pick-up sticks we created our own version for this installation.

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